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Collection Title: Walls (David) Collection on the Child Development
Group of Mississippi

Accession Number: AM06-51

Dates: circa 1965-1966; 1981-1982

Volume: .25 cubic foot

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Given by David Walls

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Correspondence, newsletters, newspaper articles, orientation materials, and other documents pertaining to the Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM), a statewide Head Start program organized in the summer of 1965 to serve preschool children from poverty-level families. Materials in the collection were preserved by David Walls, who worked for Project Head Start at the Office of Economic Opportunities in Washington, D. C., and was present at the CDGM orientation session in 1965. Also in the collection are materials relating to the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at The University of Mississippi, including a letter inviting Professor David Walls to serve as a National Consultant to the Center. A detailed container list is attached.

 

AM06-51
Walls (David) Collection on the Child Development Group of Mississippi
Container List


Articles (1965-1966)
Child Development Group of Mississippi [CDGM] Newsletters (circa 1965-1966)
CDGM Orientation Program (1965)
Correspondence (circa 1965-1966)
Miscellaneous CDGM Materials (1965-1966)
“My Dream Last Night” by A. D. Miller (circa 1965-1966)
Pamphlet: “Child Development Group of Mississippi” (circa 1966)
Proposal for a Full Year Head Start Program (1965)
Proposal for a State-Wide Child Development Program in Mississippi (Mar. 29, 1965)
Report on Project Head Start in Mississippi (circa 1965)
University of Mississippi: Center for the Study of Southern Culture (1981-1982)


Accession Number: AM07-1

Dates: circa 1964-1965

Volume: 1 item

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Given by David Walls

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

One 22” x 35” poster advertising the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, which was organized in 1964. It was a union of African American domestic workers and day laborers, and responded to issues regarding sharecroppers and tenant farmers. One of the union's most ardent supporters was civil rights activist, Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer.

The poster is on a brown background with black and white figures and lettering. It portrays a farmer carrying a sign that says, “On Strike.”


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